Emir Pineda is the Manager Aviation Trade & Logistics for the Marketing Division of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, which operates Miami International Airport (MIA). His duties include marketing, trade analysis, logistics and facilities expansion and air service/route development. His career began at Miami International Airport in 1988 as an intern and was then promoted to the position of Marketing Specialist. He recently re-joined the Miami Dade Aviation Department in September of 2015, after more than 20 years working in the public and private sector in various positions such as: Director of Cargo Trade Development at DFW International Airport; consultant at Leigh Fisher Associates; and Director of Marketing and Business Development for Air France/KLM Martinair Cargo where he also served on the Board of Directors of Tampa Cargo. Before returning to MIA, he was the Commercial Route Development Manager for Cargolux, responsible for sales and operations throughout Latin America.
Pineda serves on the Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Safety and Security Committee whose purpose is to promote applicable cargo security/safety communications between federal agencies and trade associations with the intention of maximizing the State of Florida ability to effectively compete for international trade resources while minimizing barriers for its members. He is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.